Do You Need Asbestos Removed?
Finding asbestos in your home is an unfortunate situation that needs to be addressed immediately. Disturbed asbestos is dangerous. It has been linked to asbestosis and mesothelioma, lung diseases caused by breathing in airborne asbestos fibers. Asbestosis irritates and scars the lung tissues, while the more dangerous mesothelioma causes a type of cancer that is often fatal. Undisturbed, asbestos poses little to no threat, it’s when asbestos becomes airborne due to remodeling projects, demolition, or material deterioration it poses a serious threat.
Asbestos removal isn't as simple as it may seem. Hiring an asbestos abatement company, like Banner Environmental, and not doing it yourself, is the wisest and safest decision when it comes to removing asbestos from any residential, commercial or public building. We properly test for the toxic asbestos minerals, follow strict regulations and processes, and carry the right abatement removal equipment to keep you and others safe from exposure.
Professional Asbestos Abatement Services in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Asbestos Abatement Services:
Hiring a professional asbestos abatement company like Banner Environmental is the safest, easiest method of removing asbestos from your house. We are equipped with both the experience from working with asbestos and with specialized tools and materials.
On-site asbestos testing entails a careful inspection and testing of the materials in your house by our team of specialists. Air can also be monitored on-site in order to detect whether asbestos particles are present in the atmosphere of your house. If the existence of asbestos is indeed confirmed, a more detailed inspection will follow. Homeowners can collect samples and have them tested, but it’s much safer if you hire a trained asbestos professional for the job.
An Asbestos Survey or Asbestos Screening, involves a sampling and laboratory analysis of the materials, can accurately identify and quantify asbestos fibers in building materials. Asbestos surveys are commonly required as part of due diligence during commercial real estate transactions or financing, prior to demolition or renovation of buildings, or after suspected damage to buildings during flooding and after significant natural disasters.
There are different types of asbestos surveys:
- Asbestos Screening
- Limited Asbestos Survey
- Path of Construction/Pre-Renovation Asbestos Survey
- Pre-Demolition Asbestos Survey
For more information on each, please visit our asbestos survey page.
Handling any asbestos products and materials can be dangerous. If the material is broken or damaged already, asbestos fibers can easily become airborne.
Research indicates there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. To prevent exposure, asbestos should only be handled and removed by professionals with the appropriate certifications.
Our abatement professionals are highly trained to follow federal and Massachusetts and Rhode Island state laws. The EPA also requires abatement specialists, like us, receive thorough training and accreditation.
After asbestos removal, our abatement professionals take the materials to a landfill qualified to receive the waste. Massachusetts and Rhode Island have their own protocols for dropping off asbestos waste.
In many, if not most cases, we wet the asbestos-containing materials and encase them in plastic before transportation to a disposal site. At the designated disposal site, the packaged asbestos is buried.
Commercial Asbestos Abatement Services
We also offer asbestos abatement services for commercial, industrial and municipal buildings. View our commercial asbestos abatement services to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Asbestos Abatement:
Hire The Right Asbestos Abatement Company
If you are planning interior demolition or renovation and suspect the presence of asbestos, it’s time to call in professional help. Slight disturbances in the asbestos material and surrounding areas can create hazards where none existed if not handled properly.
Banner Environmental Services possesses a trained, professional team of technicians whom are licensed, insured, and equipped for safe, thorough asbestos remediation. Serving all of Rhode Island and Massachusetts including Greater Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
- Free Estimates - Our trained and licensed technicians assess the damage and provide a free in-person estimate.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service - With our 24-hour emergency response, we will start working as soon as possible.
- Licensed and Insured - Our team is licensed and insured to protect you throughout your project..
- Professional Equipment and Techniques - We use professional-grade equipment and advanced techniques..
- Local Professionals - Our entire team is local to Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and trained and certified to safely restore your home.
- We Work With Your Insurance Company - We accept all insurance companies and can even work with them directly.
- Over 25 Years Experience - We’ve been in business for a while and have a stellar reputation of helping homeowners safely and effectively restore their home.